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As I was cleaning my pump the oil leaked out.

Should I replace the oil? What kind of oil should I use? Where does the oil go? How much oil should I used?

When putting the three wire connectors (1 green 2 blue) back on the cord attached to the top of the pump does it matter which wire goes where?

How do you know which way to place the impeller cover over the impeller?

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Most utility pumps use mineral oil, but more importantly how did it run out? If a seal was bad the oil should have been milky. It will overheat without proper oil level.

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